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Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold is small market town in the north Cotswolds. It is, together with nearby Moreton- in- Marsh, one of the better known Cotswolds towns in this enchanting area of England and was in fact the scene of the last battle in the English Civil War in 1646.

Stow-on-the-Wold sits at the junction of several roads, atop a hill; thereby providing easy access to all corners of this lovely region. The town centre is focused on the large market square, testament to its former importance, surrounded by historic Cotswolds houses and a number of enchanting little streets leading off.

An ancient cross stands at one end, and the town stocks sit beneath an elm tree at the other end. Stow was famous for its large annual sheep fairs and, when the Cotswold wool industry was at its height, upwards of 20,000 sheep could be sold in a single day.

There are many art galleries, antique shops and craft shops in the town. Famous gardens located within 20 minutes’ drive of Stow include Snowshill Manor, Hidcote Manor, Bourton House, Hidcote Manor, Sezincote, Batdford Arboretum and Kaftsgate Court.

In addition ancient historical sites located close by include Chedworth Roman Villa and Rollright Stone Circle. Broadway Tower, just 15 minutes away, offers spectacular views of the Cotswolds.

Stow is also an ideal base for some excellent walks in the Cotswolds countryside, with Chipping Campden, the start point of the famous Cotswold Way, which goes all the way to the city of Bath, just 20 minutes’ drive away.

There no shortage of other outdoor activities here including fishing, golf, horse riding, gliding, ballooning, cycling, and motor sports. Study breaks are also popular, and it is possible to learn a range of ancient and handicraft skills while holidaying in the area, including dry stone walling, pottery and woodcarving.

For self-catering accommodation in this beautiful region see our selection of cottages in Stow on the Wold and area.
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  • The Old School House

    Lower Swell

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    The Old School House is a traditional, detached, stone house (whole of house in photograph) in the conservation area of the quiet, unspoilt village of Lower Swell. Originally built in 1869 for the village school mistress, the house has been renovated, having interiors which are both pretty and contemporary.
    The holiday property boasts a selection of delightful interior and exterior features which make it an individual and unique choice. These include a beautiful old stone fireplace, original walk-in pantry, romantic bathroom with clawfoot bath and stone fireplace, not to mention its pretty bedrooms with French cotton bed linen. The curtains and fabrics are by Designers Guild, Colefax & Fowler and Liberty.
    The tranquil garden with Cotswold stone walling and terrace overlooking the lawn with herbaceous borders, has distant views towards Stow church. The Donnington Way and Heart of England Way run along the nearby lane providing marvellous walking in peaceful countryside, yet the house is only 1 mile from the inns and restaurants of Stow-on-the-Wold, a pleasant stroll using the recently constructed Millennium footpath. Shops 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

    Spacious living room with wood-burning stove overlooking garden. Utility. Spacious well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with ceramic hob, walk-in pantry, painted fitted units, wooden floor and staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Further double bedroom with antique Victorian bedstead and divan bed (for +1). Bathroom with clawfoot bath, shower attachment and toilet. Cottage staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Cottage staircase to second floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) leading to further double bedroom (for +2). All bedrooms have lovely views over garden and fields to Stow-on-the-Wold.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • Two high chairs
    • Flatscreen TV with home cinema system
    • DVD (small library)
    • Two iPod docks
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone - free UK calls and honesty box
    • Enclosed lawned garden with large terrace, teak furniture, honeysuckle and wisteria
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 5 cars)
    • Children’s books and toys
    • No smoking

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